Apple community raises over $13 million for disaster recovery

Tim Cook Apple made a huge contribution to Hand in Hand.
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North America has been getting its ass kicked by natural disasters the last two months and Apple users have stepped up big help in the recovery efforts.

More than $13 million in donations have poured in from the Apple community to help relief efforts related to hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. And according to a new blog post from Apple, the donations are still pouring in.

iPhone, iPad and Mac users can still make a donation to relief efforts supporting residents of Puerto Rico and other Carribean islands impacted by Hurrican Maria. All you have to do is open up the App Store or iTunes and click on the Red Cross section to contribute.

Employee donations made to the American Red Cross, Hand in Hand, GlobalGiving, UNICEF and other recovery efforts are still being matched two-to-one by Apple. Customer donations to the American Red Cross and the Hand in Hand hurricane relief benefit have already exceeded $2 million.

Along with taking in cash, Apple employees have assisted in the effort by helping neighbors board up homes before storms. Stores are also accepting donations for clothing and clean water. Retail locations are being setup as places where victims can come to connect to WiFi and recharge their gadgets.

Donations are also being sent to Mexico, which was hit by a devastating earthquake. The company donated $1 million to help victims and team members are also handing out food to soldiers and other volunteers that are still combing through the rubble.

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